On Sunday, The Wire broke an investigative piece questioning transactions made by BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah's firm. The story attracted a lot of traction on social media.
"There is absolutely no substance in the article. We reject all allegations against Jay Shah," Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal stated in a press conference that very day.
Soon after, as noted by several Twitteratis, Rohini Singh, the journalist who penned down the controversial piece was being subjected to personal attacks on social media.
The Amit Shah, Jay Shah story by Rohini Singh is really going to fall flat on its face. Rohini seems to be an absolute illiterate.— Nupur (@UnSubtleDesi) October 8, 2017
A troll army has been unleashed to target her
This is how BJP chose to expose her. Through words. What a comeback
Rohini Singh’s article in Wire is hollow. No favour. No impropriety. Only malicious imputations. #LiesAgainstShah— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) October 8, 2017
After her disastrous performance in Akhilesh campaign, Rohini Singh has been brought back for Gujarat election. Bigger disaster awaits her.— Spaminder Bharti (@attomeybharti) October 8, 2017
Also @AmitShah must drag this wire & Rohini singh to court. Make them pay for agenda driven propaganda.— Pradeep Agarwal (@pagarwal78) October 8, 2017
Ironically, in 2011 Singh had exposed Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra's tie up with DLF. BJP, then in opposition, was quick in capitalizing on it for electoral gain.
After being slapped with a defamation case of Rs 100 crores, Singh has responded to the threats in a Facebook post and refused to back down.